Even though in the coming days the common practice is to go Easter-feast in the family nest, we have convincing arguments to stick around for hangouts Berlin-style. Some pretty exciting evens are on the repertoire for the next two weeks, which will gradually prepare us for the grand Gallery Weekend end of month.
19.00 Polyphrenic Creatures – „Softsonic GG“ @ District Berlin
WHY: On three evenings in April District hosts „Softsonic GG“, a live audio drama by the Berlin-based collective Polyphrenic Creatures. By connecting ritual and rhythm with borrowings from performance, installation, music, and radio play, Softsonic GG takes its guests on a journey along liquefactions of mental, linguistic and physical states. Based on their examination of digital communication structures – from post-fact to echo – Polyphrenic Creatures explore new embodiements for thought formations and rehearse listening as a proactive type of action.
District Berlin / Bessemerstr. 2-14, 12103 Berlin, U Alt Tempelhof – S Südkreuz / April 11, 13 & 14 / more info
20.00 Andrew Ranville – „No Island is a Man“ @ Import Projects
WHY: Andrew Ranville, the first artist-in-residence at Import Projects, will present his projects and research concerning the artist's role in our new ecological reality, the mutability of geopolitical borders, global community, and individual sovereignty amidst the rise of populist thought, and how to drink water from the bottom of a lake without drowning. In addition, Andrew will digitally screen a short selection of his experimental Super 8 and 16mm films, which will be followed by a talk, a snack, and an open conversation concerning the issues raised.
Import Projects / Keithstrasse 10, 10787 Berlin, U Wittenbergplatz / more info
23.00 YDRKM: Bill Kouligas & Friends @ Monarch
WHY: „You Don't Really Know Me“ series of music events at Monarch sadly comes to a close. The night that was all about unknown tastes and guilty pleasures of known electronic music producers started off with Bill Kouligas, and will do a full circle with Kouligas playing along with his friends on the final night. Come around for the last gig and celebrate one of our favorite music nights in town.
Monarch / Skalitzer Str. 134 (1st floor), 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info
18.00 James Bridle – „Failing to Distinguish Between a Tractor Trailer and the Bright White Sky“ @ NOME
WHY: NOME moves to a new space in Kreuzberg and reopens with a solo show by James Bridle. In „Failing to Distinguish Between a Tractor Trailer and the Bright White Sky“, Bridle explores contemporary technologies of prediction and automation as they settle into our everyday lives. Taking as its central subject the self-driving car, the works in the exhibition test the limits of human knowing and machine perception, strategize modes of resistance to algorithmic regimes, and devise new myths and poetic possibilities for an age of computation.
NOME / Glogauer Str. 17, 10999 Berlin, U Görlitzer Bahnhof / open through 29.07 / more info
18.00 Alexander Iskin – „Apple Sauce in Paradise“ @ Sexauer Gallery
WHY: For his new exhibition at Sexauer Gallery, Alexander Iskin will commit digital suicide and consequently disappear from social media in a live performance. Iskin will destroy his private computer and his smartphone as part of his performance "Apple Sauce", and offer visitors interrealistic paintings in computer and smartphone cases as analog substitute products: the INTERREALITY-iPaint and the INTERREALITY-uFame. In addition, he will also show installations in which paintings hang like fruits from the forbidden tree.
Sexauer Gallery / Streustr. 90, 13086 Berlin, Station Friesickestraße 12 & M13 / open through 17.06 / more info
19.00 / interf ∆ ce(s) / @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: The exhibition / interf ∆ ce(s) / brings together the works of Marion Andrieu, Yann Gerstberger, and Zora Mann. These three artists are part of a generation for which the interlinking of art and ethnology, as well as the perspectives opened by global exhibitions such as Magiciens de la terre (1989), have long been established. Specifically tailored to their practices, the exhibition explores the associations between the works, where they share common ground and how they contrast one another, and touches on the ways in which they echo current societal issues.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / open through 11.06 / more info
19.00 Jiang Li – „Showerer: the conceptual artist Jiang Li” @ Kanya Berlin
WHY: Jiang Li is a conceptual artist with no separation between life and art. His works convey a message to challenge our perception of familiar ideas or objects. Objects are often enlarged, put in an unsual form, and presented in a new context. „Showerer: the conceptual artist Jiang Li” is his first exhibition in Germany, consisting of seven pieces, two of which were created specifically for the show. Topics that are examined in this exhibition range from contemporary society's dependence on mobile phones, to the problematic of the one-child-policy in China.
Kanya Berlin / Choriner Str. 81, 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 30.05 / more info
19.00 Film programme: Christopher Petit – „Chinese Boxes“ @ Decad
WHY: A retrospective of the British filmmaker and writer Christopher Petit's films runs every other Saturday as part of the public programme in Decad's Hinterhaus. The screenings take place alongside Petit's exhibition „In What's Missing, Is Where Love Has Gone“, which takes as its centre point a hazy image of David Bowie, one in a series of image fragments captured by Petit from different television screens over a number of years. Next in the Saturday repertoire is the screening of „Chinese Boxes“ (1984) on April 22.
Decad / Gneisenaustrasse 52, 10961 Berlin, U Südstern / more info